[post under eye concealing routine]

As I get older all sorts of fun things are starting to happen.  I’ve been dealing with hyperpigmentation, overall puffiness and now… under eye bags and dark circles.

Luckily, I’ve become an expert in quick ways to wake up tired eyes.

Key word here being: QUICK.

I don’t like to wear a lot of makeup during the week, so I’ve found an easy and effective solution that gets me out the door ASAP.

Each morning after I do my ice rolling (still obsessed), you can find me perking up my little peepers with this routine! Before we get into it, here’s a before pic so you can gauge just what I’m working with here:

[pre under eye concealing routine]


Step 1: Concealer


Not all concealers are created equal. After many months of trial and error I finally landed on  “Bye Bye Under Eye” by It Cosmetics. This concealer is full coverage, lasts ALL day, and never cracks or settles into my fine lines. A+



Step 2: Nude Eyeliner


Ok this may be the oldest trick in the book but it works! Trace a nude eyeliner along your bottom waterline to make the whites of your eyes pop and instantly look more awake. You don’t need to drop mad dough for this, I use a drugstore version by NYX. Below I’ve used nude eyeliner and concealer on only ONE eye so you can see just what a difference it makes.


Step 3: Setting Powder


Next I dust on a setting powder which helps my concealer stay put and camouflages fine lines, dark circles and imperfections. My go-to is the Anastasia Contour Kit in “matte”.


Step 4: Highlight


This last step is optional but it REALLY makes your eyes pop. Apply a dab of highlighter to the inner corners of your eyes and your temples. My fav is Benefit’s Watt’s Up, cream to powder highlighter. It has a nifty blender attached so there’s no need for an additional tool.



That’s it! I am all covered up and ready to go in about 5 minutes or less!


Do you have any special tricks for waking up tired eyes?! Do tell!


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